The Pigeon Key Foundation

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Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization located in the middle of the Florida Keys.

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    Pigeon Key is a five-acre island located 2.3 miles west of Marathon. It is connected to the mainland by a bridge originally built by Henry Flagler for his Florida East Coast Railway. From 1908 to 1935. Pigeon Key served as a construction and maintenance base camp for the railroad. Currently the Pigeon Key Foundation is restoring the historic island, operating a museum, conducting guided tours and providing a center for marine science research and education. All funds raised during the festival go directly to furthering the efforts of the Pigeon Key Foundation.

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    Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, this two-day juried event attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe. The festival takes place Friday, February 2 & Saturday, February 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL. and offers more than 70 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine, live art and auction by preeminent celebrity marine life artist, Wyland. Enjoy historical elements, period entertainment and educational programming highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important preservation, research and marine biology projects. New this year is world-champion sand artists creating a giant sculpture of the island and 7-mile bridge and a concert Saturday evening featuring the Beatlemaniax!

    We hope you’ll make plans to join us in this celebration of art, history and community. Admission is only $7 for both days and the concert (and no charge for kids 12 and under). Every dime stays local to help the Foundation carry out its mission to promote and preserve History, Education and Research.

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